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NFL Writer Gives His Prediction for 49ers 2017 Season

Posted Jun 19, 2017

Around the NFL writer Marc Sessler thinks the 49ers can exceed expectations in 2017.

While we are more than two months away from the start of the 2017 NFL season that hasn’t stopped NFL analysts from making their early predictions.

This time around NFL writer Marc Sessler made his list of which NFL teams will disappoint or surprise in 2017. Following an active offseason, Sessier names the San Francisco 49ers as an organization that’s “ready to overachieve.”

Take a look at what Sessler had to say:

I wouldn't be surprised to see San Francisco dial up six-plus victories. The roster includes a wealth of talent along the defensive line with mountainous pass rushers Arik Armstead and DeForest Buckner sandwiched around versatile first-round tackle Solomon Thomas. This will be a better unit in 2017, while the offense finds itself in good hands under Kyle Shanahan.

(Brian Hoyer and Kyle Shanahan) helped the Browns to a surprising 7-4 start in 2014 before the wheels fell off, with the coach making the most of Hoyer in a play-action-heavy attack that leaned hard on a young backfield. Rookie runner Joe Williams could see major carries. Shanahan has worked wonders with first-year backs before, and Williams was hand-picked by the coach, who "desperately wanted" the Utah star, per CSN Bay Area. With free-agent pickup Pierre Garcon, the Niners are set to show signs of growth under Shanahan, arguably the best in-game play caller in the NFL today.

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To see the rest of what Sessler had to say, head to NFL.com.


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